About Smile Well Dental Clinic

Conveniently located near Capilano Mall in North Vancouver.

For patients of all ages, we are a dedicated dental team of professional and friendly staff who can meet all your needs in a safe and relaxing environment.

The word of our principal doctor

Dr. Sangmin Shin has a variety of work and educational experience. He was born in Busan South Korea, and studied Physics at Seoul National University, the top university in the country and received a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) there, and engaged in the research field of Samsung Electronics. As a physicist and engineer, he learned strong scientific fundamentals, which have affected his knowledge and attitude since he switched careers to dentistry (DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery) at Seoul National University.

Dentistry needs more evidence to support clinicians’ choice to improve their methods to benefit their patients. His background fits very well into this ‘evidence-based’ dentistry and he has dedicated his energy to more predictable, reproducible, and comfortable treatment outcomes for patients.

As a scientist and clinician, he has been well appreciated by patients when he had his own clinic in Seoul, South Korea. Even though his goal was to save patients’ natural teeth , he has done more than 1,000 dental implants for patients who had no other choice. He recognized all variables necessary for success in implants and has become confident in providing safe and predictable implant.

After he came to Canada and worked as an associate dentist for 3 years, he realized a growing demand for implants, and decided to set up his own implant-focusing clinic in North Vancouver, near his home, and in the most populated neighborhood of Greater Vancouver. Dr. Shin’s motto on implants is “Safe and Economical(SAFECO)” implant.

Nonetheless, he and his staff are eager to see all patients with any needs. He is also focusing on non or less invasive treatments on tooth cavities and gum diseases, and is researching some technological innovations in those fields. He is now collaborating with KAIST, the top engineering university in South Korea, to develop several dental devices which give more comfort and less pain to patients.

Dr. Shin is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and an organizer of Maple Study Club, where his BC colleagues discuss in-depth knowledge of comprehensive  periodontics, prosthodontics, implantology, and orthodontics treatments. He is also taking continuing education in all phases of dentistry.

Dr. Shin graciously shares his expertise by volunteering to the less fortunate. He visits the Philippines once every year to do this. He feels that he must give back to global society since he had the opportunities of higher education, professional reputation, and immigration to Canada.

Dr. Shin lives in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver with his wife, Jasmine, and their three sons. Jasmine was a medical doctor in Korea and is now a medical esthetician in Canada.

Dr. Sangmin Shin, BSc, MSc, Ph.D, DDS

Principal Doctor in Smile Well Dental Clinic

Meet Our Dentists

Principal Doctor

Dr. Sangmin Shin, BSc, MSc, Ph.D, DDS
  • Principal Doctor in Smile Well Dental Clinic
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Certificate of National Dental Examining Board of Dentistry, Canada
  • Member of College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Member of Canadian Dental Association
  • Member of BC Dental Association
  • Board Member, Organizer in Maple Study Club

Associate Doctor

Dr. Eui-Soo Shin, MSc, DDS
  • Associate Doctor in Smile Well Dental Clinic
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Certificate of National Dental Examining Board of Dentistry, Canada
  • Member of College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Member of Canadian Dental Association
  • Member of BC Dental Association
  • Board Member in Maple Study Club